2015 Chow Town

A FESTIVAL OF FOOD FROM CHICAGO’S OWN

Curated by Chicago’s own celebrity chef Graham Elliot, Chow Town offers the most delicious festival food, drinks and sweets from the Windy City’s favorite restaurants.

Far from turkey legs and funnel cake, Chow Town offers food for everyone, including Lobster Corndogs, Spicy Mongolian Beef Baos, artisan sandwiches, burgers, smoothies, ice creams and a variety of Chicago-style hot dogs.

See below for the list of the 2015 vendors’ menus at the festival!

Have questions? Write foodcourt@lollapalooza.com.



Billy Goat Tavern & Grill

 
 
Billy Goat Tavern & Grill
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Home of the Original Chicago Burger, The World Famous Billy Goat Tavern has been serving up its “Cheezborgers!” to Chicagoans and patrons worldwide since 1934. A Chicago institution for 80 years the Tavern has been spotlighted in numerous newspaper columns from the legendary writings of the late Mike Royko, highlighting its colorful history and the people who have frequented the Tavern over these many years. From the famous Billy Goat Curse to the inspiration behind the SNL “Cheezborger!” skit, the Billy Goat Tavern has become a Chicago Landmark and a World Famous destination for people worldwide to visit.

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BJ's Market & Bakery

 
 
BJ's Market & Bakery
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In a quest to provide quality foodservice establishments in his community, Chef John Meyer opened BJ’s Market & Bakery in 1997. He combines comfort food, reasonable prices, and great customer service in an upscale atmosphere in three locations. Since opening, BJ’s Market & Bakery has been acclaimed by notable critics including Steve Dolinsky, Phil Vettel, James Ward, Chicago Magazine, Check, Please! and others. BJ’s Market and Bakery is a vendor in the Chicago summer festival season at Lollapalooza Music Festival, The Taste of Chicago, and The Chicago Blues Festival. Future plans include opening locations throughout the Chicagoland area.

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Cheesie's Pub & Grub

 
 
Cheesie's Pub & Grub
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Since 2011, Cheesie’s has offered the most inventive and delicious grilled cheese sandwiches in Chicago. Voted “Best Grilled Cheese in America” by Esquire magazine. We guarantee our perfect mouthwatering sandwich will be better than any other you’ve had before! Just don’t tell mom…

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Chubby Wieners

 
 
Chubby Wieners
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In 2005 the Fourkas brothers got the BIG idea to open up a hot dog stand, but not just any hot dog stand, they decided to open…THE GREATEST HOT DOG STAND THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN! The Master Plan: Combine the freshest ingredients with an uncompromising approach to quality and taste. The Result: THE GREATEST HOT DOG STAND THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN! CHUBBY WIENERS is re-defining what Chicago-Style food is all about. Try CHUBBY WIENERS yourself, and let it be known, CHUBBY WIENERS IS…THE GREATEST HOT DOG STAND THE WORLD HAS EVER KNOWN!

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Connie's Pizza

 
 
Connie's Pizza
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James Stolfe traded his prized Oldsmobile Starfire to open the first Connie’s Pizza location in a small storefront located on the South Side of Chicago. As the years have passed we have opened new restaurants and expanded into the Frozen food business. Connie’s is still family owned as we continue our commitment to maintaining high quality food and great service.

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County Barbeque

 
 
County Barbeque
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Located on Taylor St., in Chicago’s Little Italy corridor, County Barbeque is collaboration between David Morton and Michael Kornick of DMK Restaurants and Erick Williams, Executive Chef at MK Restaurant in Chicago. County Barbeque’s menu highlights Chef Williams’ lifelong passion for barbeque, from its history to its regions. Go slow and enjoy the finest selection of American Whiskies in the Midwest and American craft beers by the glass or pitcher. County Barbeque is a proud recipient of a Bib Gourmand designation by Michelin Travel & Lifestyle (2014).

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Da Brats

 
 
Da Brats
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Phil Stefani Signature Events (PSSE) has catered everywhere from the White House to Lollapalooza. The dedicated staff at PSSE come with over 25 years of experience and is dedicated to ensuring the client is completely satisfied with each event. Our culinary team has trained under some of the world’s best chefs and in some of the world’s finest restaurants.

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Dark Matter Coffee

 
 
Dark Matter Coffee
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Dark Matter Coffee adheres to a philosophy where quality coffees are sourced based on traceability, innovation and social responsibility. Sustainability and fair business practices are very important to us. While aligning with organizations like Fair Trade Alliance, Rainforest Alliance or UTZ, help to ensure fair practices, we have also created direct partnerships with farmers in El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico. These partnerships have grown to become family, allowing us to directly source our beans from the plant to the cup. This sourcing transparency yields fair business practices and unparalleled quality control, a difference that can be tasted in every cup.

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Dia De Los Tamales

 
 
Dia De Los Tamales
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Serving Revolutionary Tamales since 2011 in the Pilsen Neighborhood. Putting a stick in the spokes of all things traditional. Fun to party with and tough to forget! Hot Tamales!!

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Do-Rite Chicken Sandwiches

 
 
Do-Rite Chicken Sandwiches
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In 2012, Chefs Francis Brennan and Jeff Mahin opened a small donut shop in the Chicago Loop. Their goal was to offer the freshest donuts every hour of the day. Donuts are made only in small batches: never more than 36 at a time. In 2014, they opened a second location with an added element, Fried Chicken Sandwiches. Not just any old sandwich, but juicy, hormone free and pickle brined. They are served on a brioche, or even occasionally on a donut.

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Edzo's Burger Shop

 
 
Edzo's Burger Shop
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Edzo’s Burger Shop is one guy’s vision of applying high-end, fine-dining technique to the no-frills, old-school hamburger stand experience. Never-frozen, raised-in-the-US beef is ground fresh in the shop every day. Potatoes are hand cut. Shakes are made with hand-scooped ice cream on an old-fashioned spindle mixer. Quality ingredients and caring preparation throughout. Because YOU can taste the difference and YOU deserve quality, whether it’s served on fine china or in a grease-stained brown paper bag!

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Franco's Ristorante

 
 
Franco's Ristorante
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We’re the little place with big taste! Franco’s is a family owned Italian restaurant and a Chicago favorite for more than 25 years. We’re from Italy, so we know how to cook, eat and enjoy life. Sharing our fresh, authentic, handmade food with you is our greatest joy. We have been a proud vendor in The Taste of Chicago and Lollapalooza. We specialize in homemade Italian ice and creamy gelato. We love being a part of the festivals and events that showcase our wonderful city.

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Franks 'n' Dawgs

 
 
Franks 'n' Dawgs
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Franks ‘n’ Dawgs takes old-school street food to a whole new level. This is not your classic Chicago style hotdog, it is a high quality meal on a bun! Our artisan sausages are handmade daily and along with our freshly baked buttery lobster rolls, it’s a culinary experience that will . Enjoy unique flavors, freshly made toppings, and unusual combinations of fries.

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Goddess & Grocer

 
 
Goddess & Grocer
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The Goddess and Grocer is a one-stop gourmet deli, innovative with an edge, serving up the freshest prepared foods, mouth-watering sandwiches, carefully curated retail products, and a discriminating selection of wines and craft beers. Patrons entering any of the locations are greeted by enticing aromas; a vibrant, edgy, yet sophisticated vibe; and of course, rock star customer service! The menu is eclectic and the food is made with love, whether dining with the Goddess or taking it to go. It’s also the perfect spot to pick up a last-minute hostess gift, potluck contribution, gift card, or picnic.

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Graham Elliot Bistro

 
 
Graham Elliot Bistro
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Graham Elliot is a critically acclaimed chef, television personality, and one of the most recognized faces cooking in America today. Along with being a judge alongside Gordon Ramsay on FOX’s MasterChef and MasterChef Junior for the past five seasons, the two Michelin stars chef also owns Graham Elliot Bistro, Primary Food & Drink, and is the Culinary Director of the Lollapalooza music festival. Graham resides in Chicago with his wife and business partner, Allie, and his three boys, Mylo, Conrad and Jedediah.

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Harris Ice

 
 
Harris Ice
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Harris Ice has served the Garfield Community for over 45 years. Harris is the only minority owned and operated manufacturing and distributing company in the United States. As the maker of block, cube, and snow cone ice, its flavor and freshness is what tops the rest. Harris uses the best filtration systems and cooling methods to ensure that the ice enhances whatever flavors are added when referring to our famous snow cones. We look forward to serving and meeting your cooling off needs.

Kamehachi

 
 
Kamehachi
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Kamehachi is Chicago’s Original Sushi Bar, serving the highest quality sushi and Japanese food since 1967. Kamehachi features the freshest traditional sushi, grilled seafood, teriyaki, noodles, tempura, and a wide variety of maki and sashimi that is sure to please the sushi novice or aficionado. Family-owned for three generations, Kamehachi strives to honor the values, recipes and standards that have earned its long-standing reputation on the Chicago sushi scene. Kamehachi has locations in Chicago’s Old Town, suburban Northbrook, a Sushi Cafe in the downtown Loop, and a Sushi Bar at the Westin Chicago River North Hotel.

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Labriola

 
 
Labriola
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Labriola Ristorante & Café brings together the best of Labriola’s heritage, including unparalleled bread and baked goods, with a new and exciting Italian menu from Chef John Caputo. Located on Michigan Avenue, it is perfect for a quick breakfast, a lunch with friends, or a business dinner with clients; Labriola Ristorante & Café has you covered any time of the day or mood.

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Leghorn Chicken

 
 
Leghorn Chicken
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We solely support local & sustainable farmers and artisans, duh. We abhor corporate bullshit. We are emphatically uninterested in your organized religion, secular religion, Agnosticism, Atheism or Nontheism (whatever tickles your pickle).

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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

 
 
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria
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Lou Malnati’s is famous for its authentic pizza in the pan. For more than 40 years, this family owned and operated restaurant has been serving legendary Chicago style pizza to pizza lovers near and far. Each pizza is handmade from scratch with ingredients that can’t be matched. When you take a bite of Lou’s deep dish masterpiece, you are taking a bite of history. Enjoy!!

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MBURGER

 
 
MBURGER
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Popping up all over the city, M Burger is Chicagoan’s favorite grab and go burger joint. Occupying several convenient locations in downtown Chicago, M Burger is the answer for a locally sourced and naturally raised meal on the run.

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Original Rainbow Cone

 
 
Original Rainbow Cone
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A Chicago favorite, Original Rainbow Cone opened in 1926 when Joseph Sapp sliced five flavors of ice cream–chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House, pistachio and orange sherbet–onto a cone. Today’s Rainbow Cone is still made with the top-secret recipe and housed in its original location at 92nd and Western Ave.

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Owen + Alchemy Cold-Pressed Juice

 
 
Owen + Alchemy Cold-Pressed Juice
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O+A is a chef-driven, juice apothecary, crafting cold-pressed, plant-based juices, smoothies, nut milks, foods and custom herbal blends.

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Pizano's Pizza & Pasta

 
 
Pizano's Pizza & Pasta
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Rudy Malnati Sr. opened his first restaurant, Pizzeria Uno, in 1943, featuring “Deep Dish Pizza”, an innovative creation that made a meal of pizza, which had previously only been eaten as a snack. Pizano’s opened in 1991 and his legacy is our foundation. We feature great food steeped in Italian tradition, skillfully prepared from the highest quality ingredients, and served in an inviting atmosphere which to celebrate friendship and family.

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Publican Quality Meats

 
 
Publican Quality Meats
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Evoking old-world charm, Publican Quality Meats is a butcher shop, neighborhood café, bakery and gourmet market, aptly located in Chicago’s meatpacking district. The highly seasonal menu and chef-curated retail offerings include house-made charcuterie, artisanal cheeses, freshly baked breads, specialty coffee drinks and rustic soups and sandwiches. Reminiscent of Executive Chef Paul Kahan’s father’s smokehouse and delicatessen, Publican Quality Meats harkens back to the time of family run businesses and traditional whole animal butchery.

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Reggie's

 
 
Reggie's
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REGGIES brings a music fan’s ultimate dream to reality with a terrific Bar and Grill, Rock Club, Rooftop Deck and a music lover’s record store all under one roof! REGGIES’ KITCHEN is known for its finger-lickin’ home-style cooking. Take your pick from char-grilled burgers, chicken, ribs and more, slow cooked for great flavor on an open-flame, wood-burning grill. Not your average bar food, REGGIES uses the finest, freshest ingredients.

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Robinson's No.1 Ribs

 
 
Robinson's No.1 Ribs
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Robinson’s No.1 Ribs was opened after Charlie Robinson won the first Mike Royko Rib challenge in grant park in 1982, beating over 400 contestants. Continuing demand for the “best ribs in town” led Robinson’s to incorporate in 1983. Our special seasoning and slow smoking with Hickory wood is the key to our ribs and pulled pork, then adding our 200 year old award winning BBQ Sauce. we are regular favorites at many Chicago event venues and summer festivals. Come taste why we were chosen Chicago’s No.1 Barbecue almost 30 years ago.

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ShadeTree Lemon Made Lemonade

 
 
ShadeTree Lemon Made Lemonade
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ShadeTree Lemon Made Lemonade has served Fresh Squeezed lemonade and limeade at Lollapalooza since 2006. We look forward to delivering the freshest, top quality beverages once again in 2015. And as always, we’re bringing our service with a smile!

Starfruit Cafe

 
 
Starfruit Cafe
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Starfruit frozen treats are made from Lifeway Kefir. This creamy miracle drink makes Starfruit’s lineup of low-fat smoothies, frozen treats, freshly squeezed juices and yummy parfaits more than delicious – they’re nutritious, too. The secret to Starfruit’s health-boosting power is the 10 live “probiotic” cultures found in Lifeway Kefir (yogurt typically contains just two or three). These good bacteria are the way to inner harmony. They aid digestion, boost immunity, promote weight loss, help fight lactose intolerance and even help lower cholesterol. All this in a delicious frozen treat.

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Tank Noodle

 
 
Tank Noodle
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Tank Noodle started out as a mom and pop restaurant that serve the best Vietnamese food in the uptown community. Now we’ve become the center of the Uptown Vietnamese Community known for our authentic food. We strive in serving our customers with luxurious, fresh, and tasty dishes for our motherland.

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The Crave Bar

 
 
The Crave Bar
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Journey of The Crave Bar… As the founders of Kim and Scott’s Gourmet Pretzels, we are passionate pretzel bakers, having spent a lifetime making handcrafted soft pretzels. But for years, we had a dream to marry Kim’s obsession of salty and sweet with Scott’s family’s childhood super premium ice cream shop. So, The Crave Bar was born …an artisan inspired ice cream bar… where sweet and salty meet to create a truly addictive and deeply satisfying experience that will send you on a craving for the best in life. Crave On!

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The Smoke Daddy

 
 
The Smoke Daddy
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The Smoke Daddy is a must see in one of Chicago’s hottest, and most eclectic neighborhoods. The best and most flavorful BBQ in the Windy City also brings you more character than any neighborhood rib joint has to offer. Liven up your next event with our world class BBQ catering in Chicago. We take great pride in offering Live Music 7 nights a week at no cost to you. Do yourself a favor and stop in for some of our amazing, world-renowned BBQ and enjoy our funky rhythms, we’ll be waitin’ for ya!

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Tiparos Restaurant

 
 
Tiparos Restaurant
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Tiparos has served authentic Thai cuisine for twenty years, enticing diners with delicious entrees, homemade desserts and prompt service in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Our customers enjoy choosing from a variety of reasonably priced entrees made only from the freshest ingredients.

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Tsamma Juice

 
 
Tsamma Juice
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Our Tsamma story began on a small Midwest family farm where a young girl, Sarah Frey, harvested watermelons and sold them from her family’s truck. Sarah grew up and Frey Farms grew with her. Inspired by our love of this wonderful fruit and deep knowledge of its powerful health benefits, we crafted Tsamma, a delicious watermelon juice.

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Tuscany

 
 
Tuscany
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Located in Little Italy in Chicago as well as Oak Brook and Wheeling, Tuscany offers an extensive selection of unique Italian entrees, sure to tantalize anyone’s taste buds. Besides one-of-a-kind pasta dishes, we also offer the finest steaks and freshest seafood, as well as daily specials prepared to perfection by our executive chef. Tuscany is the ideal destination for revealing the rich virtues of a Tuscan village, even down to the very best wines Italy has to offer.

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Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe

 
 
Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe
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Ice Cream HEAVEN is Windsor Ice Cream Shoppe. At its 10th year in Gilberts, IL we offer a different twist when comes to ice cream. We are “Home of the BIG Scoop” because we use the largest scoopers around (5.3oz) which is by far larger than any competition. Our Gourmet ice cream combined with unique creations offer the crowd at outdoor events something very special. For 6 years, we have had the pleasure of offering our treats at Lollapalooza!

Wow Bao - Hot Asian Buns

 
 
Wow Bao - Hot Asian Buns
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As the first shop of its kind in America, Wow Bao redefines breakfast, lunch and dinner with their signature steamed buns, known as “bao.” Our pan-Asian menu features 8 flavors of bao, in addition to pan-seared potstickers, fresh soups and salads, rice, noodle and quinoa bowls, lettuce wraps, and homemade ginger ale. In five prime locations within the city, customers can enjoy flavorful and energy packed Asian fare in a casual setting.

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